Corey Gilbert

Left and Center: Corey circa, 1984

Right: Age Progressed to age 39

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: December 16, 1984

Missing From: Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: November 29, 1978

Age: 6 years old

Height and Weight: 4’0″ and 55 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Male, Black hair, Brown eyes, Corey was missing two of his bottom teeth at the time of his 1984 disappearance

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A royal blue muscle shirt/tank top with white trim, blue jeans, Corey was either wearing white sneakers with red/blue stripes or blue sneakers with red stripes

NCMEC Number: 754452

Details of Disappearance

Corey Gilbert was last seen in Metairie, Louisiana on December 16th 1984. He disappeared from the Ten-To-Ten grocery store in the 3200 block of Jefferson Highway at 12:30 pm. He was playing a video game with his cousin and he turned his back for a brief moment. When he turned back, Corey had disappeared. He was never seen or heard from again afterwards.

It’s unclear what exactly happened to Corey but some reports state he was playing with a cousin near the Mississippi River in Metairie, Louisiana when he fell into the river and drowned. Most missing persons listings state it’s possible he fell into the River. No body has ever been recovered.

Corey’s disappearance remains unsolved. At the time of his disappearance, he resided with his family in the 500 block of South Causeway Boulevard. Some agencies state he disappeared while walking to a neighborhood store.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office 504-364-5300

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Jefferson Parrish Sheriffs Office

Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing People

The Charley Project

The Doe Network